Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Suit & Tie

Hey everybady! Preparation is full steam ahead for my upcoming show! Here is the Facebook event. Please validate me! Tell me you're a-coming! http://www.facebook.com/events/492487150787311/

The other day I watched a documentary on Norman Mailer, or rather, I fell asleep watching a Norman Mailer documentary. The last thing I remember registering was someone talking, stipulating the reason behind violence in youth. He referred to a 'plastic society', which I thought was really interesting, demonstrating exuding force with his hands on a plastic tupperware container. This force went unresolved and resulted in frustration. He claimed that people living in a 'plastic society' can't actually really feel anything, and this emptiness can result in reckless, aimless violence. I found that fascinating. Lately lots of my clothing choices have been based on fabric; silks, cottons, leather and wools. I can't wear synthetic fabrics any more. Does this make me a snob or just someone not interested in feeling that plastic right up against my skin?

Something else I actually am feelin' is Justin Timberlake's new song. 

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, which if you know me at all will know it is a day I acknowledge and like, because it encourages love and all that good stuff. The argument that it's too 'American' is very tiresome as we're living in a totally global world at the moment anyway *the internet* and plus get over it America is cool. Tomorrow I will be working at Mum's florist helping tradesmen pick out nice things for their lovas. Below are some photos of stuff I've been up to in the past few days. The Verner marble print dress is like a huge deal. I've wanted it since the 15th of December (You may recall... http://www.minnagilligan.com/2012/12/marbleous.html) and finally the beauty is mine! I have this thing where I save clothes for the occasion I specifically bought the item for, but I don't know if I can possibly resist this time! Will definitely be wearing on Thursday the 21st that's fo sho!




An illustration I did for French magazine Paulette! :)
I bought a very special dress for the West Space opening. I pretty much want to be buried in it.

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9 comments:

  1. MINNA!!

    this will sound really crazy, because it is.
    I tried on that dress just a few hot days ago. I even have a photo of me in it. it is wonderful. the only dress that has suited and fit me perfectly in ageees and has made me obssessed. I tried to ask a few drunk business people in the city for the hundreds but lost the nerve and raced down the street with chinese dragons and a wild boy and friends instead.

    so now you know. may you go to kind places with this dress. x

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    1. Hey Annoymous!! That is so funny. Did you try on the EXACT one I bought? cos I love how each one is different because they're hand marbled. Now I feel like my dress has good vibes haha, yay! I know though, so expensive for me! but I wanted it for so long and planning on wearing it for like every big event in my life ever now.. Maybe the dress will find you one day when someone's donated theirs to Savers.. haha! Thanks for your comment ! :) :) If you live in Melb you should totall come to my show on Thursday night at Westspace! XXX Minna

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    2. hey minna, your show looks amazing, and I know that the this dream dress will give you it's magic. it is the exact dress ;) no savers needs one, ever. savers is evil. don't forget this. haha. good luck, I might see you there xx

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    3. Wow how funny!!! Thanks for the good vibes :) And yeah, Savers gives like only 10% to charity ... and is overpriced, I know whatya mean ;) XXX

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  2. I just found your blog and I love it. your style is amazing. I am from Ireland. I am going to follow your blog. love for valentines day lucyxx

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    1. Aw geez, thank you! And thanks for following. XXXX Minna :)

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  3. love the verner


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    xx Domenic

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  4. annnnnd you were in an email my manager at the institute of modern at was looking through and I was like HOLY that is Minna! You should ttly try and get into their Fresh cuts exhibition for uni finishers if Vic people can join in :D

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    1. Hey Domenic!! How are you? thanks for your comments. Yes the Verner is amazing!!! You work at the IMA? That's amazing! Would you be able to tell me what the email was about? *curious kitten* thank you lovely XXXX Minna :)

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